drank Sweet Roast Green Tea by Mauna Kea Tea
2914 tasting notes

This is a very green tea grown in the USA (Big Island, Hawaii). As the name suggests, this is a green tea with a light roastiness to it.

The green flavour is vegetal, astringent but not bitter or sour at all. It is kind of a tangy tingle on your tongue. The tannin level is good, but the water here makes it a bit difficult for me to taste the subtleties in the tea (because I’m not used to what the water itself tastes like.) The roast on it is perfect, and it brings out a light sweetness. It reminds me a bit of tobacco smoke and beach wood. Not nutty or bark, more like the faintest hint of woody stems. It is an ok tea but very green. I recommend it for fans of green tea. If you don’t like vegetal teas, you probably will not enjoy this one as much as green tea fans.

Note, this is a bagged tea but is high quality. It is loose leaf tea put into baggies. You could cut open the teabag if you preferred.

Flavors: Astringent, Green, Green Wood, Roasted, Sweet, Tea, Toasted, Vegetal, Wood

140 °F / 60 °C 4 min, 30 sec 2 g 17 OZ / 500 ML

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